Princess Diana - August 31, 2014

On this day in 1997, the world mourned as Diana, Princess of Wales, lost her life in a car crash in Paris. Cast into the harsh spotlight at the tender age of  20 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced, the paparazzi hounded the shy, attractive preschool assistant throughout her life. She learned to cope, however, by using her fame to bring attention to several issues such as AIDS, the homeless, and the arts. In the year before her death, she focused on banning the manufacturing and use of landmines. One wonders what she would have accomplished had she lived passed the age of 36.